Effectiveness of a conservation energy model for nutrition problems in children with cancer

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The objective of study is to provide an overview of the influence of nursing-based knowledge on the energy conservation model in dealing with nutritional problems in children with cancer. A case study with five pediatric patients and the nursing care approach is used. The assessment was performed using Levine's Conservation Model based on the domain of energy conservation, structural integrity, personal integrity, and social integrity. The nutritional problem of children with cancer was improved, as characterized by decreased nutritional score. Nutritional disorders greatly influence the quality of life of children with cancer, and therefore, it requires treatment so that patients can adapt to changes that occur in their internal and external environments. Levine's Conservation Model can be applied to pediatric patients with cancer who experience nutritional disorders and serve as a guide for nurses to conduct studies, decide on diagnoses, and arrange interventions to improve the quality of nursing care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S82-S85
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • Child nutrition cancer
  • Levine conservation model


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